The study of technological addictions has become an area of growing interest in recent years; however, in the area of Facebook addiction, there is little empirical input from Colombian samples. This study aims to identify the relationship between self-concept and the use of the social network Facebook. The sample was made up of 570 participants, 47.71% adolescents and 52.28% young Colombians, who were administered online: the socio-demographic data questionnaire, the APE Tetradimensional Self-Concept Scale and the BFAS Facebook addiction scale. The results revealed that 32.5% of the sample had low use of Facebook, 17.5% moderate use, 25.7% problematic use and 24.2% addictive use. The low use of Facebook is associated with a higher self-concept rating, while in the addictive use the self-concept rating is lower. In conclusion, the data provide evidence to understand the relationship between dependence on Facebook and lower self-concept, caused perhaps by frustration at not achieving the proposed goals, low independence in life, poor self-confidence and a deteriorated image.
|Translated title of the contribution||Relationship between addictive use of Facebook and self-concept in Colombian students|
|Original language||Spanish (Colombia)|
|Journal||Revista Virtual Universidad Católica Del Norte|
|State||Published - 2020|
- Technological addictions